199505702 - Southern Idaho Wildlife Mitigation

Sponsor: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Budgets: FY07: $2,050,000 | FY08: $2,050,000 | FY09: $2,050,000

Short description: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Admin. and O&M projects . Continue acquisition of mitigation projects and conduct required operations and maintenance activities on Soda Springs Hills and Rudeen Ranch mitigation projects

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Capital

Recommended budgets: FY07: $1,670,000 | FY08: $1,655,000 | FY09: $1,655,000

Comment: ISRP not fundable. Funding contingent on favorable ISRP and Council review of revised proposal that is responsive to ISRP concerns. Capital component.

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $380,000 | FY08: $395,000 | FY09: $395,000

Comment: ISRP not fundable. Funding contingent on favorable ISRP and Council review of revised proposal that is responsive to ISRP concerns. Interim funding pending wildlife o&m review. Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital component.

ISRP final recommendation: Not fundable

Comment:

The proposal did not include any narrative except to describe agreements and administrative processes and the response likewise did not constitute an actual proposal. Nevertheless, they pulled the cost of acquiring wildlife habitat out of the budget and are now asking for funds to perform O&M at existing sites and to pursue opportunities for future acquisitions. The response does not provide enough information to evaluate the scientific merit of the project. The sponsors state that past funding provided for a wide variety of habitat protection and enhancement activities and that assessment of habitat improvement activities is being quantified. In addition they note that long-term management plans are being prepared in cooperation with other agencies. Reviewers are told, "detailed description of the activities can be found in project annual reports and work plans submitted to BPA." A comprehensive summary and evaluation of past accomplishments in terms of benefits to fish and wildlife would be a useful basis for the sponsors to begin formulating a future proposal should they choose to do so.

Response loop edit

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State/province recommendation: Fundable, but at a reduced level

Review group: Snake

Recommended budgets: FY07: $380,000 | FY08: $395,000 | FY09: $395,000

Comment: $1,670,000 of proposed budget was moved to Capital for 2007; $1,655,000 was moved to Capital for 2008 and 2009